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The Drop: New PlayStation Releases for March 11th, 2014

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The Drop: New PlayStation Releases for March 11th, 2014
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The Drop

Steel yourself. One of the most punishing names in gaming makes a brutal return to PlayStation this week, igniting a joyous fire in the hearts of hardcore RPG fans. Dark Souls II comes to PS3 this week, bearing the haunting aesthetics and teeth-gnashing difficulty that gamers have come to expect. Wield swords, shields, crackling spells, and powerful potions in an effort to thwart death itself.

For those interested in the competitive side of gaming, look no further than TowerFall Ascension, which hits PS4 on Tuesday. This addictive multiplayer arena pits archers against each other in heart-pounding battles where a single arrow can spell the difference between victory and defeat. With blissfully simple play and enormously rich strategies, TowerFall Ascension celebrates the thrill of couch competition. Ascension also features brand new Quest and Trials modes for a more robust experience.

For a complete list of games coming to PlayStation this week, read on. And enjoy the Drop!

Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky
Dark Souls II
Fort Defense North Menace
Putty Squad
TowerFall Ascension
Vessel

New PlayStation Releases This Week

PS3 — Digital, Retail
The long-running RPG series makes its return with another colorful adventure, told from two different perspectives. Select your hero and participate in fast-paced, turn-based battles, and create potent items. Streamlined synthesis system invites both old and new players alike.
PS3 — Digital, Retail
Prepare for one of gaming’s greatest challenges in a shadowy world rife with danger. The fan-favorite RPG series continues, ready to accost players with enormous foes, cruel traps, and dizzying cliffs. Go beyond death.
PS Vita — Digital
A pirate armada approaches! Deflect the assaults by building defensive towers, and collect crystals and upgrade spells along the way. 20 levels set in the cold and unforgiving ice.
PS4 — Retail
An old-school platformer that will test a gamer’s timing, skill, and imagination. Set out to rescue the imprisoned putties, and use putty powers to overcome challenges and save the day.
PS4 — Digital
Grab a few friends and prepare for pixelated war. TowerFall Ascension pits players against one another in high-stakes, white-knuckle battles rich with strategy. An approachable but deep local multiplayer arena.
PS3 — Digital
A charming puzzle adventure driven by stunning liquid simulations. Face creatures composed entirely of liquid, and work to unravel a mystery that now threatens the entire world. More than 10 hours of content across multiple environments.

The information above is subject to change without notice.

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  • Ryan Clements
    Ryan Clements
    Ryan Clements

    Dropping arrows all over PlayStation.

  • You settle down, Ryan!

  • CapJSheridan

    no, give us more PSOne Classics =(

  • Will Dark Souls 2 be available for download at midnight on Tuesday? Also Towerfall looks like a whole lot of fun!

  • :P

  • gonna be a sweet update. any news on FFX l X-2 HD remaster preorder this week?

  • Amazon lists Putty Squad as coming out on PS3, PS4, and Vita this week. Apparently that game has a storied history. It was supposed to be an Amiga game, but never came out, yet it received reviews.

  • My son might enjoy Putty Squad ….looks cute. Really excited for Oct. 14th ! the new Batman looks wicked.

  • The-Jack-Burton

    Already purchased the digital copy of Dark Souls 2 and inFamous SS. I really want to support Towerfall, but I promised myself that I wouldn’t keep expanding my already massive backlog.

    (Why is inFamous1 $29 and inFamous2 $19. My Blu-ray broke and I really would like that game digitally, but not for $29)

    • Ryan Clements
      Ryan Clements

      I understand your concern, but FYI TowerFall is a pretty straight-forward multiplayer game, so it’s best when you have buddies or family over to play with you. Doesn’t need to taunt you from the sidelines!

  • Corleone-Kun

    Hi Ryan
    Do you know if Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes will be avalaible for digital pre order?
    And if it is, do you know if the digital pre-order will have the same bonuses of the retail one?

  • PrincessMeruru

    Atelier Escha & Logy !!

  • Putty Squad reminds me of Super Putty for snes :O

  • lol, I’m probably the only one really excited for Atelier Escha over Dark Souls II. o_O
    Thanks for putting up the “drop.” One of the better parts of Sunday, really.

  • No demos then? Well, alright…

  • Ryan, any idea when we can expect TMNT: Out of the Shadows? Just asking because I’ve seen the trophy list popping up on random websites.

  • Good thing you weren’t doing The Drop when Men’s Room Mayhem released for Vita. I can just imagine what the pun would have been.

  • The-Jack-Burton

    Thanks Ryan, I’ll keep that in mind :)

  • Another bleh week for PS4 and still no reason to turn it on. Maybe some day major releases like Dark Souls will come out on our current gen console

    • Ryan Clements
      Ryan Clements

      TowerFall is definitely a good reason to turn on your PS4…

  • animedudevid

    Just wondering when Minecraft is going to Drop for Vita and Playstation 4? There is too much stuff in March. With Dark Souls 2, Metal Gear Solid 5, Second Sun, Boarderlands 2, and soo much more. Just wanting to know cause I am fighting for Vita space now on my 32 gig stick.

  • My guess about the FFX l X-2 HD Remaster Preorder is that I have to ask square right?

    Regardless, this week is gonna be nice. Keep putting out content like this and its money well spent.

  • That’s pretty good actually, but you know what I meant. lol

  • My heart its dying bc i will not get Dark Souls and Infamous on launch day! F U ECONOMY!

  • honkayjeezus

    Having Dark Souls 2 pre-ordered, I hope some of the gripes from streamers about the game are not game shattering.

  • Hope everyone is ready to die this week, Dark Souls 2 will be here. I wish I could buy it, but happy I can rent it.

    Dark Souls 2 for PS4 would have nice and when mercenary kings (sorry if spelled wrong) is coming out? Plus I the Japan PSN Store has a game called Overdrive (don’t know the full name) but I like to see a English copy, because I know 360 got it and thats the last place I want to go to get it.

  • I am tired of this. PS4 consistently gets a raw deal. You continuously release games that don’t even come close to showing the the power of the PS4, while they drop blockbusters for the PS3. I would like to see Dark Souls 2 on the PS4. It didn’t take long to get Tomb Raider on the PS4. Everyone knows the next gen consoles are here. Why are they not producing PS3 titles on the PS4?

  • Hey Ryan! I was just wondering for those who pre ordered Dark souls 2 Digitally, we would still get it at 12:01 Right?

    • Ryan Clements
      Ryan Clements

      Hi Roxas! I’m not positive about release timing — you may want to ping Bandai Namco on Twitter to check with them, as they’re the publisher.

  • Beyond Ryan! First week in the whole year that I won’t buy a game! My Wallet Relaxes a bit.

  • Well I just beat Kalameet on Level 1. BRING IT!

  • hey Ryan Clement, any information for Metal Gear Solid V ground zeroes available for pre-order in PSN Store this week ?

  • Droping dead all over Drangleic.

  • NeoGuardian86

    bah! nothing for me this week.

    can’t wait for the third week when MGS : Ground Zeroes and inFamous : Second Son come out.

    been a long time waiting for those!

    keep at it Ryan!

  • mastorofpuppetz

    Dark Souls II should have been on ps4, and exclusive to sony…..But I will play it on my ps3 and it will be glorious.

  • Looking forward to MGS… These titles all look very interesting as well

  • Why Sony Hasnt announced Demons Souls 2 for ps4 its beyond comprehension!

  • hey Ryan, Twitter is too weak to reply when i send question to Konami about MGS V ground zeroes for pre-oirder digital in PSN store..

  • I will be getting Towerfall but I would like to know beforehand exactly how much fun the multiplayer is, because that video is too quick to really value and determine… too much hastiness everywhere nowadays

  • Just beat Dark Souls today. I’ve only had it a few months. Looking forward to the sequel.

  • I pre ordered DS II like 2 months ago. I can’t wait to pick my copy, Tuesday, after work.

  • JeRzYzFyNeSt

    is tower fall online?

  • Will the games be available in Europe or just in US like Payday 2??

  • Looking forward to Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky. Have to buy it when I get some more RPG time

  • Is there any way to get Spyro series, Crash series and other PSone classics on the PS Vita (there were many PSone classics that aren’t on the Vita store).

  • Spyro & Crash PSOne on Vita… This is just ridiculous now.
    Also Crackle on Vita… In Canada…

  • Dark Souls II? There goes 1000 hours of my life.

    @43, Crackle on Vita in Canada, seconded!

    And when are more PS4s going to be available in Canada? All the stores in my area have been sold out since mid-January.

  • BEYOND

    I really hope Namco Bandai release Dark Souls II on PS4 soon.

  • Ehh nothing for me, but it’s going to be a fun week anyway watching Dark Souls II and Towerfall streams and videos for the new Atelier game

  • oh sure ps3 gets darksouls 2 and ps4 gets towerfall? should be the other way around

  • I’m gonna praise the sun SO HARD, you guys!

  • PRE_-CISION-_

    my god when can I get a decent competitive game to play on my ps4? seriously sony come 2015 if hhour flops I’m done with your console

  • When are we gonna be able to preorder Final Fantasy X/X-2 I wanna give you my money but can’t!?!?!

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